[hackerspaces] Help me make it happen for 'hackert0wn' on Indiegogo
jenny at thepyre.org
Wed Oct 3 23:01:39 CEST 2012
Following this thread with great interest, as friends and I have been
discussing similar dreams and schemes for over a year now. I'm very
impressed by the scope of Hackert0wn but wishing it followed the hacker
ethos of openness and transparency in its planning process. By no means do
I intend to hijack the thread, but last week I helped launch a wiki to
ideate and brainstorm on a 'WikiTown', committed to creating a culture that
effectively hybridizes the hacker/maker, eco/permaculturalist and
If you're interested in such a project, please come share your ideas at the
"Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories."
"Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it."
"To define is to kill. To suggest is to create."
On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 1:32 PM, William Saturno <wsaturno at gmail.com> wrote:
> I completely understand what you're saying about not being able to do
> everything yourself. That will definitely add to the cost
> Perhaps to take a Pageight headed it
> On Oct 3, 2012 4:01 PM, "Matt Joyce" <matt at nycresistor.com> wrote:
>> I'd like to point out hackerdojo just completed a 250k fund raiser
>> just to get two of their buildings rezoned and bring their current
>> building up to code.
>> That gets them pretty much nothing they didn't already have except a
>> pass from the local city government to use it for people.
>> There are things hackers cannot do without gobs of money.
>> On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 12:54 PM, William Saturno <wsaturno at gmail.com>
>> > One great aspect of this idea is that this plan can become modular
>> > (pun intended) and be built by breaking it down into build stages.
>> > Will it be completed for the initial 1.5 investment? Doubtful. But a
>> > "stage 1" of a plan? Perhaps. Being that this thread is made up of
>> > mainly members of hackerspaces, you *know* what we can accomplish on
>> > meager or zero budgets. I also see that first hand at my own space
>> > what we have accomplished by the passion of membership. Now, using
>> > that same hacker resourcefulness and and 'frugal"ness, I think that if
>> > this idea can reach a critical mass it may have it's own momentum to
>> > move forward on it's own. I'll be investing what I can on Indiegogo
>> > towards it. At the very very least, the challenge has been made to the
>> > status quo.
>> > Bill Saturno
>> > CT Hackerspace
>> > On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM, Ron Bean
>> > <makerspace at rbean.users.panix.com> wrote:
>> >> Matt Joyce <matt at nycresistor.com> writes:
>> >>>Containers are intended to be used INDOORS.
>> >> Wait, what?
>> >> I thought they were intended to he hauled around on trucks, trains, and
>> >> cargo ships.
>> >>>They need to be covered and raised off the
>> >> I'd agree with that part.
>> >> The project page looks like a bunch of different projects that should
>> >> pursued separately. I don't see the point of making it one huge
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